Yorkshire Regional Seminar - Change of date

Due to the General Election, the Yorkshire & Humber regional seminar has been postponed from 9th Dec to Wed 15th January at North Yorkshire County Council.  Invitations to follow!

Increased Government funding to protect high streets

Retail and Leisure International magazine reports that Boris Johnson has increased high streets funding from £675 million to £1 billion with the aim of helping an extra 100 towns

50 towns have already been shortlisted to receive a proportion of the extra funds, which will see bus services expanded and empty retail units transformed into homes.

The maximum award under the scheme is £25 million, but the majority of towns will receive between £5 and £10 million.

The extra money comes after 50 UK retailers including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Boots wrote to the Chancellor to call for action on high property taxes.

Full article:

? RLI - Boris Johnson raises high street fund to £1b

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